This delicious recipe turns out slaw just like the famous coleslaw at a popular fried chicken restaurant chain!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice until smooth. Add cabbage and carrots and mix until blended with the dressing. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 14.3g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 6.1mg; sodium 249.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
KFC's coleslaw is the only slaw I will eat so I was so happy to find this recipe. But I did make a few changes - I cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup and left out the buttermilk (I don't like it so I don't buy it!). I also used cider vinegar instead of white vinegar. I added some celery seed for a little extra flavor. My husband says it's the best he's ever had so I have to beat him to the bowl if I want any! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2013
All we could taste was the lemon juice. It hid the flavor of everything else. It was also incredibly runny. I'll keep looking for another coleslaw recipe. Read More
(6)
266 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 195
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
KFC's coleslaw is the only slaw I will eat so I was so happy to find this recipe. But I did make a few changes - I cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup and left out the buttermilk (I don't like it so I don't buy it!). I also used cider vinegar instead of white vinegar. I added some celery seed for a little extra flavor. My husband says it's the best he's ever had so I have to beat him to the bowl if I want any! Read More
(158)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was great! I hate buying a carton of buttermilk for recipes that call for 1/4 cup, so I made a substitute using regular milk & lemon juice. I also used pre-shredded cole slaw mix & let the salad marinate overnight. Next time, I will lessen the amount of milk as suggested by others for a thicker dressing, but this was still outstanding! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2005
The recipe I have been searching for for years! Delicious! Because of the comments of others I was going to cut back on the milk and I ended up forgetting to add it entirely! Throw away the other cole slaw recipes you have. This one's the "keeper". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2008
I tryed this coleslaw and i absolutely love it.I used the store brought Dole coleslaw mix and used this dressing OMG i just loved it.And it do tasted like KFC coleslaw and i love their coleslaw.I did add a little dash more vinegar and lemon juice and 1/8 tsp of celery seed.SO SO GOOD.THANKS Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Use this recipe in my catering business. I cut the quanty of milk in 1/2. Not quite so liquid. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2011
It's been years since I've eaten at KFC so I have no idea how closely this coleslaw resembles theirs. In addition I'm not a big coleslaw fan so I guess you could say I was a tough sell. I admit I made this only because it seemed fitting to include it in my barbecued rib dinner. I made it easy on myself and simply used a packaged coleslaw mix and I substituted Splenda for the sugar. I also added celery seed. I tasted it right after I made it and was disappointed - it was noticeably sweet and mayonnaisey. I kept my fingers crossed that a couple of hours would mellow this out and balance the flavors. It did. I still can't call myself a convert to coleslaw but everyone enjoyed this including me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Great slaw Steph! My family thoroughly enjoyed this with our New York steaks and horseradish guacamole found on this site. For a closer version of the "chicken place's" recipe try subing tarragon vinegar for the white vinegar. You'll be amazed at the difference in flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2004
This is the best coleslaw ever tastes just like KFC. The buttermilk is the key here I even replce the milk with all buttermilk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
so easy and so good! make this at least a day ahead. use that slaw mix at the grocery store no big whoop there. it does taste better than kfc! i love this with grilled chow! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2013
All we could taste was the lemon juice. It hid the flavor of everything else. It was also incredibly runny. I'll keep looking for another coleslaw recipe. Read More
(6)
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